*notcot - 07.31.09 , 12:00 - 3 Notes

Anthony Burrill

burrill1.jpg Woke up smitten by the work of Anthony Burrill this morning as i went through his posters on Concerte Hermit… and realized it all felt so familiar because of his Wallpaper Covers back in June 2008. See more on the next page!

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*notcot - 07.30.09 , 10:58 - 0 Notes

Design + Fishing Reels

reel1.jpgBeauty in Technology post series sponsored by Samsung’s new LED TVs! Post #3 of 6 in this series exploring random beauty in technology, NOTCOT style.

This series has quickly evolved into an excuse for me to find beauty in the unexpected and tech related. Be it Retro Radios, Worry Stone Remotes… or even Fishing Reels? While not the first thing to jump into your mind when thinking tech ~ it’s been fascinating to see how technology has changed that space, while the electric reel isn’t nearly as pretty as i think it could be, it’s certainly interesting. And has its huge waterproof charger port too. But as i looked at that one and was taking pictures, i quickly got distracted by the beautiful fonts and logos and other little details on an array of reels! So for this third beauty in tech post ~ here is a close up look at the details of fishing reels that caught my eye and inspired me yesterday! See the images on the next page!

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*notcot - 07.29.09 , 15:25 - 10 Notes

Nissan Cube Mailer

cube1.jpg I can’t even remember the last time a piece of mail made me literally JUMP (and yes, maybe shriek slightly…) - and please do NOT take this as a challenge! But i was however intrigued enough to share this super simple design with you ~ complete with video so you can experience it too. Nissan Cube - well done. You got me. As much as i hate cubist cars, this is just too fun a use of paper and rubberbands not to share… so check out video and pics on the next page!

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*notcot - , 12:51 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup!

notcotorg #23681 notcotorg #23618 notcotorg #23657 notcotorg #23633 notcotorg #23602 notcotorg #23569 notcotorg #23666 notcotorg #23594 notcotorg #23628 notcotorg #23572 notcotorg #23642 notcotorg #23632 notcotorg #23582 notcotorg #23512 notcotorg #23676 notcotorg #23525 notcotorg #23500 notcotorg #23503 notcotorg #23559 notcotorg #23477 notcotorg #23673 notcotorg #23647 notcotorg #23626 notcotorg #23678 notcotorg #23663 Not feeling so good since i got back from comicon for various reason ~ kind of in mad catch up mode too! BUT, a very nice escape/diversion from my every day ~ that being said, i’m around, but a bit slow on getting my thoughts and images together today, so thought i’d get the inspiration flowing with some that are helping kick start me this week from NOTCOT.org! So click away up there to find out more about each and every square!

*notcot - 07.27.09 , 18:51 - 1 Notes

Bazaarium Continued…

baz1.jpg After the last post on the Bazaarium ~ while hanging out at SDCC i ended up going back to the booth and doing a bit of shopping for the things i just couldn’t resist… and/or needed to show you close up! For close ups, you have to see their variety of super cute black and white buttons ~ seeming like silhouettes from afar, you notice the little x’s for eyes… and i love their logo! and packaging! and their promo card is just so beautifully designed! Anyhow browse it all on the next page!

p.s.
and visit the Bazaarium!

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*notcot - 07.24.09 , 02:10 - 6 Notes

SDCC 09 - The Bazaarium + Silhouette MT

bazaarium0.jpg Hard to believe it was Nov 2007 that i first wrote about Silhouette Masterpiece Theatre… i got reminded about it when i saw The Bazaarium: Your Victorian Emporium booth at SDCC. I had no idea you could by those cheeky little victorian silhouette images in cute little wood frames! As well as awesome black and white buttons and gun shaped soaps! (Might need to head over and get some later?)… Also, so many new pieces since i last visited the Silhouette Masterpiece Theatre… so take a peek at some of the newer ones i’m loving as well as the booth and goodies available on the next page!

p.s.
also got a card saying “for a limited time 5% off all purchases with this code: ODDGOODS”

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*notcot - 07.23.09 , 13:38 - 6 Notes

SDCC 09 - Dumbrella

dumbrella0.jpg On more fun branding/design ~ i love what the kids at Dumbrella did embracing Recession/Hobo chic ~ i’ve have always loved a good use of cardboard and brown paper though… now if only they gave you your goodies in a bag tied to the end of a stick bindle style? Also noteworthy? It’s not just web comics into tshirts, books, and stickers anymore ~ i was impressed to see how much incredible artwork (both 2+3D)… take a peek at some of my favorite offerings on the next page. And if you’re here, be sure to pop by and check it out in person at the perfectly numbered booth #1337.

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*notcot - 07.21.09 , 19:46 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup!

notcotorg #23483 notcotorg #23468 notcotorg #23461 notcotorg #23462 notcotorg #23477 notcotorg #23401 notcotorg #23451 notcotorg #23481 notcotorg #23399 notcotorg #23421 notcotorg #23440 notcotorg #23382 notcotorg #23415 notcotorg #23372 notcotorg #23444 notcotorg #23455 notcotorg #23348 notcotorg #23413 notcotorg #23472 notcotorg #23330 notcotorg #23479 notcotorg #23351 notcotorg #23433 notcotorg #23386 notcotorg #23450 In the midst of laundry and packing to head down to SD tomorrow! Excited to be back in SD, its strangely been far too long. Here’s a dose of late tuesday inspiration in gridded form ~ as usual, click the squares to find out more! Posting might get a little lighter over the next few days, or there may be a few spurts of excited comicon posting… will see what i find, or if i end up taking a beachy break!

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*notcot - 07.06.09 , 08:22 - 12 Notes

Quotes from Hulk4598

quote1.jpg Last night ended up going through all of flickrer Hulk4598’s quotations, and while i’m still a bit mixed on the circle thing ~ his pictures are hilarious, and quotes… quite awesome. So here are a few of my favorites on the next page to kick off your Monday.

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*notcot - , 07:50 - 5 Notes

MTV the logos + backgrounds

mtvall.jpg Strange things happen when you’re up at 6am and too awake to sleep but to asleep to function. Things like watching unplugged videos on MTV and getting distracted by the awesome backgrounds and obsessively refreshing the page in a new window (so your videos can still play) to see all the different random backgrounds that appear… and then refreshing until so many repeat that you can safely guess that you’ve seen them all. My favorite part of MTV as a kid was definitely the interstitials with awesome animations of their logo ~ well their website does it too ~ so check out a few of my favorite backgrounds from their site on the next page! SO fun!

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*notcot - 07.05.09 , 18:29 - 3 Notes

50 Parties - No Strangers. Ryan McGinness Style.

50parties.jpg Ryan McGinness Studios is throwing 50 Parties. 50 Themes. 50 Weeks. In a row. In the studio. No sponsors. No strangers. My favorite part? NO STRANGERS! Unfortunately i’m pretty sure i’m a stranger. BUT those magical invite cards are “valid for card holder +1”. Do you have one? Can i be your +1 someday?

All in all its such a lovely concept, and so similar to salon/intellectuallly playful get togethers i’ve been tossing around with friends… yes, i know. McGinness DID IT. I have not. But someday i hope to organize, or find help to organize enough to do some too! Here’s how he explains it, “In New York City, there has never been a shortage of parties. Parties celebrating a new product or publication or development have been rampant. Those celebrating or nurturing a meaningful social exchange, on the other hand, have been noticeably absent.” So far Party 00 was the Practice Party, and coming up is the Whit Trash BBQ. Yes, you read that right. The 50 Parties project has its own blog, Twitter, and YouTube feed. Not that any of those should surprise you at all. See more pics of the goodness on the next page…

p.s.
i’ve been a huge McGinness fan long before i started NOTCOT… so jealous to hear about friends who have been getting invites already!

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*notcot - 06.30.09 , 15:50 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.ORG Roundup

notcotorg #22766 notcotorg #22746 notcotorg #22752 notcotorg #22828 notcotorg #22852 notcotorg #22726 notcotorg #22771 notcotorg #22855 notcotorg #22731 notcotorg #22864 notcotorg #22767 notcotorg #22722 notcotorg #22853 notcotorg #22814 notcotorg #22877 notcotorg #22843 notcotorg #22856 notcotorg #22829 notcotorg #22811 notcotorg #22718 notcotorg #22803 notcotorg #22769 notcotorg #22759 notcotorg #22861 notcotorg #22840 Here are some fun recent posts from NOTCOT.org!!! Click the images to find out more!

*notcot - 06.28.09 , 14:44 - 16 Notes

Michael Jackson Spiral

mj.jpg Snapped this pic just as i was walking out of CAboom ~ not sure who the artist is (ideas?) ~ but upon looking at it closer when i got home, its a pretty freaky Michael Jackson facial evolutionary spiral… see it up close on the next page.

Update: Turns out it is “Epic Thriller” by Kelly Coats

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*notcot - , 14:26 - 1 Notes

Megan Whitmarsh - Silver + Gold

meg1.jpg While i’ve never been a huge embroidery fan, Megan Whitmarsh’s little yetis and lilliputian people rocking out have always been so adorably amusing. These were spotted over at Synchronicity at CAboom, and definitely made me giggle. Take a look at the rest of these silver and gold little guys with their crazy geometric/neon clothes and patterns popping off mini canvases on the next page!

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*notcot - 06.26.09 , 17:44 - 2 Notes

Renee Lawter’s Energy Efficient Dinos

dino.jpg On pieces that caught my eye at the Black Maria Gallery booth in CA|Boom ~ Renee Lawter’s Energy Efficient Dinos are just too funny. Compact florescent with wings? Flying out of the mouths of dinos? Who have incandescents as spines? See the full pieces, framed and all on the next page…

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